October 2, 2018 Mariah

Hike Steepletop, New Marlborough, 11/18/18

Walk the north and south loops and learn about tree identification in winter.

STEEPLETOP

Sunday, November 18, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Photo Credit: Gabrielle K. Murphy

Difficulty: Easy to moderate (easy pace, little elevation changes)

Description: Hike Steepletop Reserve that is Berkshire Natural Resource Council’s largest property. With more than 1,200 acres, miles of wood road, and expanses of wetland, mature forest, and young forest, there’s a lot to explore. With Steepletop and adjacent land, a block of nearly 5,000 contiguous acres of land is permanently conserved. Bring your thinking caps and we’ll bring the field guides! Please wear sturdy footwear, bring water and a snack or lunch.

It’s hunting season, please remember to wear your orange!

Directions:

From Lee: From the Mass Pike/Big Y intersections, take Tyringham Road (opposite Big Y). After 6 miles turn right on Monterey Road and follow that into the Monterey town center. From the town center, turn left onto Route 23, and then take the first right onto New Marlborough Road. Right after crossing the wooden bridge, turn left to stay on New Marlborough Road. In just under a mile turn right to stay on New Marlborough Road. Drive a mile and a half then pull off to the left in a driveway near 648 New Marlborough-Monterey Road. BNRC maintains its own parking lot along the driveway.

From Great Barrington: Take Route 183 approximately 10 miles east to the town green in New Marlborough. At the green, turn left onto New Marlborough-Monterey Road. After a mile and a half pull into a driveway on the right near 648 New Marlborough-Monterey Road. BNRC maintains its own parking lot here.

Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 (M-F, 9-5) with any questions regarding the Landkeepers Upcoming Hikes & Events. Severe weather will cancel the event.